"Padron Serie 1926" Premium 3-string Electric Cigar Box Guitar by Rob Wrobel
Own a piece of fine musical instrument art, handcrafted by master craftsman Rob Wrobel of Rob's CBGs. His instruments have been reviewed by Vintage Guitar magazine, and now you can have one of your own.
Rob's passion for these instruments shows itself attention to detail he puts into each one of them. Every build is one-of-a-kind and contain 100% reclaimed wood. He makes them all by hand, with no patterns or jigs. He uses only the finest hardware on each build, including many items from C. B. Gitty.
This particular guitar is made out of a " Padron Serie 1926" cigar box and is fretted to a 25" inch scale. The neck is made out of reclaimed Red Oak. Maple fret markers set off a nice contrast along the Walnut fretboard and has white fret dots down the side.
It also features a 3-tone headstock and through-body heel. Fitted with a carefully crafted bone string retainer and a zero fret for low playing action. Set above this is a "Padron" cigar label. Rob extends a lifetime warranty on workmanship of all of his instruments and designs them to be maintained without ever having to open the box.
The chrome hardtail bridge has rolling saddles, to help reduce stress on the strings. In addition, the strings have been fed through the bottom of the box for better string tension and sustain.
The guitar has been finished with a clear lacquer that brings the beautiful wood grain to light. Coupled with the supremely low action, this finish makes moving around the fretboard silky smooth. The action and intonation have been adjusted for comfortable play and each individual saddle can be adjusted to further fine-tune to your tastes.
Set into the neck position is a Foundry-Tone Soap Bar P-90 pickup that rate around 8.71 Ohm with 500k potentiometers for both Volume and Tone. The volume control also includes a treble bleed circuit. The capacitor on the tone is a .047 Orange Drop cap. It also features a chrome jack plate with a brass collar and everything has been grounded to reduce and avoid feedback.
- All-wood "Padron 1926" Cigar Box
- Chrome Flat-top Volume and Tone Knobs
- Chrome Hardtail rolling-style bridge, adjusted for perfect intonation
- Soap Bar P90 Single Coil Pickup
- Aluminum Mesh Sound hole inserts
- Brass Protective trunk corners
- Chrome Strap Buttons
- Chrome Sealed-gear tuners
- Bone nut and zero fret combination ensures a low, playable action
- Real Padron Label on headstock
- Scale Length: 25"
- Number of Strings: 3
- Fretted: Yes
- Number of Frets: 22
- Neck wood: Red Oak
- Fretboard Wood: Walnut
- Pickup Style: Soapbar P90 Single Coil
- Pickup Rating: ~8.71 Ohm
- Tuning: GDG
- Strings: Nickel Wound .042" .032" .024"